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Ghost Walk Founder Celebrates 20 Years of Sharing Stories

It was a pleasant evening last Friday, Oct. 13. A good autumn evening to stroll around the Roycroft Campus, to tour the buildings and visit with a ghost or ghoul or two.

Harper Collins Publishes Novel Penned by EA Grad
Posted: October 18, 2017

Devin Murphy, a 1997 graduate of East Aurora High School, achieved a near-lifelong dream earlier this fall, when Harper Collins published his debut novel, “The Boat Runner.”

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District Submits Plans Second Portion of Capital Project
Posted: October 18, 2017

East Aurora school’s project manager for the 2016 Capital Improvement Project, Mark Wendling, was on hand presenting with architect Brian Kelly at a recent school board meeting to discuss the current status of the project.  

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Culvert Repairs Start Village Board Begins Looking at Other Business Projects
Posted: October 18, 2017

Contractors and equipment were at South Willow Street by Main Street in East Aurora this week to begin making basic repairs to the damaged underground culvert. The work is meant to be a temporary fix until the Village Board decides on a final solution, possibly next spring.

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District and Russ Agree to Another Contract Extension
Posted: October 18, 2017

At the last school board meeting, Superintendent Brian Russ signed a contract to extend his employment for another five years. Russ signed a previous contract extension in September 2016. The contract may be replaced by a new contract at any time while Russ is employed with the district.

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Northtown Grocery Store Eyes Third Location on Transit Road
Posted: October 18, 2017

Appearing at last Wednesday’s Elma Town Board work session, company officials from Niagara County Produce were looking at land in town to expand its grocery store business.

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Early Budget Review in Marilla Shows Minor Changes
Posted: October 18, 2017

Supervisor Earl Gingerich, Jr. gave a brief 2018 budget review at the October town hall meeting. He said that although a few items will be straining the budget, overall it is healthy and it will be under the tax cap. He also said that once again there will be no general town tax.

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Truck Purchasing Process Challenged in Elma
Posted: October 18, 2017

The Elma Town Board authorized Highway Superintendent Wayne Clark to purchase two new vehicles for his department that are not expected to exceed a budgeted amount of $30,000, after trade-in. Clark was authorized to purchase two new trucks, with one being a two-wheel drive vehicle and the other being a four-wheel drive for himself and a working crew chief. He also was authorized to purchase a John Deere front end high loader for the highway department at a cost of $162,530.

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Local Fourth Grader Collecting Change for Hurricane Relief
Posted: October 18, 2017

One student at Parkdale Elementary school is asking his fellow classmates and peers to help hurricane victims using their spare change. To date, over $500 has been donated and at the end of October all of the money will be donated to the Red Cross.

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Land Conservancy Seeks Donations to Create Owens Falls Trails System
Posted: October 18, 2017

The Western New York Land Conservancy needs help from the community to complete a walking trail system at their newest preserve, The Owens Falls Sanctuary. The trail was designed by nationally-renowned firm, Tahawus Trails. With two beautiful waterfalls, a deep ravine, and acres of mature forest, the sanctuary is incredibly ecologically important. The Land Conservancy needs to raise at least another $25,000 by Nov. 15 to create the first section of the walking trail system so the preserve can be opened to the public as soon as possible.

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Fishing, Hunting and those WNY Autumn Colors
Posted: October 11, 2017

The youth firearms deer hunting weekend took place over this past weekend and if my Facebook page is any indicator, there were dozens of local success stories for 14 to 15-year-old youngsters that went hunting with an adult mentor or legal guardian. Congratulations to all those young folks, boys and girls, including young Jared Smyczynski from East Aurora, who brought chemical-free organic venison meat home to his family for the first time. Deer are strictly herbivores, eating nuts, leaf sprouts, field grasses, etc., and have little to no fat in their muscle tissue. Very healthy.

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Marilla Town Board Not Supporting Sports Complex
Posted: October 10, 2017

Unlike neighboring Town of Elma, it is not likely that Marilla officials will lend financial support to the proposed Iroquois Central sports complex upgrades. A group called the “Iroquois Sports Complex Committee” has asked Marilla for $60,000, and an informal show of hands yielded not enough support for the measure.

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Intrigue Surrounded Debut of Blue Devil Mascot in 1934

It’s hard to imagine East Aurora High School without its famed Blue Devil. However, there wasn’t always an official mascot. That all changed on the night of Dec. 14, 1934, when members of the boys basketball team ran on the court for the season opener against Lancaster.

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